The old days of buying a lift truck as a commodity unrelated to other materials handling equipment purchases are going away. Rapidly. It’s all because of fundamental shifts in how distribution centers operate—and new technology, of course.
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The report’s National Shipment Index, at 138.7 (2011=110.1), hit a new record-high and was up 1.2% compared to the first quarter and up 7.8% annually.
Late last week, Addison, Texas-based Daseke Inc., a provider of flatbed, specialized transportation and logistics services said it acquired Memphis-based Builders Transportation Co., a steel, aluminum, and metal products carrier.
A full season of trade summits, seminars, and conferences are being staged to provide advice on strategic direction in the coming year.
As has been the case for a while now, Class 8 truck orders are still very much in demand.
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI–fell 3.4% to 55.7 (a reading above 50 indicates growth) in July. The July NMI is 2.3% below the 12-month average of 58.0. The PMI has now grown for 102 consecutive months.
Rail carloads were up 3.5%, or 35,208 carloads, to 1,048,293, and intermodal trailers and containers rose 6.9%, or 71,782 units, to 1,108,142.
The clothing retailer has laid out a strong supply chain sustainability strategy that can serve as a blueprint for other shippers to follow.